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PINEHURST — A routine physical in 2015 revealed lung cancer in non-smoker Terri Cook. A surgeon removed her upper right lobe and scans every six months for two years revealed no more cancer. Then in November 2017, the only time she went to a scan without her husband, the doctor reported “one, maybe two” concerning lesions on her lower right lobe. Cook held it together in front of her physician, but that brave face didn’t last when she told her husband. 

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PINEHURST – The ribs and muscles of the chest are designed to protect the organs inside, so reaching deep inside the chest can be a challenge. For people who need lung surgery due to cancer or other health conditions, they have the best results when they have both an experienced team and the latest advances in instruments and techniques. 

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PINEHURST – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, contributing to more cancer deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. According to American Cancer Society estimates, there will be about 222,500 new cases of lung cancer and about 155,870 lung cancer deaths this year.

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